The Transport Studies Unit (TSU) aims to be a premier institute for research on transport and mobility developments. It advances interdisciplinary approaches to the study of transport, with particular emphasis on its social, economic and environmental implications over time and space. Ranging in geographic scale from the local to the global, the TSU's research is strongly focused on mobility within and between cities and urban areas. We draw on the latest relevant thinking in geography, transport studies, urban studies, environmental science, sociology, psychology, economics, engineering, political science and public health research. The research draws on the full spectrum of quantitative and qualitative research methods.

The TSU is based within the School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford. It has since 1973 established an international research reputation in the fields of transport policy analysis, the development of new methodologies and behavioural studies. The TSU seeks to maintain and enhance this reputation for excellence in research, and has extended it into teaching and learning across undergraduate and graduate courses, executive education and international collaborative programmes.

Research Agenda

TSU Annual Report 2018-19

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Annual Report

TSU Annual Report 2018-19

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